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How to de-risk your portfolio


It’s important to limit the level of exposure to risky positions

Featuring: Jeff Brunton (Investment Director); Aaron Durkin (Global Head of Investment Risk and Performance) and Matthew Hopkins (Senior Portfolio Manager)

The past month has seen intense volatility, particularly across emerging markets, the banking sector and oil. In this video, we explore some of the risk management techniques that AMP Capital utilise to manage portfolios during turbulent times as well as the opportunities that this presents for portfolio strategy.

Risk assessment

In this uncertain environment, it’s important to limit the level of exposure to risky positions. We continue to be cautious in adding to credit risk in the current backdrop as the acceleration in volatility in financial markets continues. Our preferences for exposures are to defensive or non-cyclical industries, with strong fundamentals and solid earnings growth.

A time of opportunity

Volatility always presents up opportunities for investors. When there’s stress in the market and investors are fearful, they tend to sell things – or are forced to sell things – often at more attractive prices.

From a portfolio strategy perspective this means:

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